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Practical study – Tracing transmission paths in hospitals with a “tracer”

Designing hygiene measures in a targeted manner is an effective tool against hospital-acquired infections. Using a “tracer” – silica nanoparticles with encapsulated DNA – and under real conditions, it was possible for the first time to trace the transmission routes that a specific pathogen can take and what information can be derived for disinfection measures.1

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